17 December 2010

Some trends in English literature

obtained using Google ngram

The rise of individualism in 18th century (“I”-blue, “we”-red):

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Love and death seem to go together (“love”-blue, “death”-red):

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And I suppose “fuck” used to mean something else...

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The classic, trousers (blue) vs. pants (red):

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Post-1950 revenge of Aquinas (red) over Galileo (blue):

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but Newton still destroys both of them.

Socialism (red) takes a dive since 1980s, but capitalism (blue) keeps growing:

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